Former Twitter employee was offered ‘truck full of money’ to build this 'unethical thing'
A former employee Steve Krenzel has come up with a shocking revelation of the micro-blogging platform during 2015-16
A barrage of changes have taken place in the one week that Tesla CEO Elon Musk took charge of the micro-blogging platform Twitter. From massive layoffs that saw entire departments get dissolves to ‘please return mails’ to sacked tweeps citing erroneous judgement.
Dump truck full of US Dollars !
In a sub-narrative, Krenzel mentions that he had encountered a manager during this conversation who had offered him a dump truck full of money to stay back
“In the middle of this, I had gotten a new manager who, in a retention attempt I’ll never forget, said “If we filled a dump truck with money and dumped it on you, would you stay and build this?"", he says.
The story after
Krenzel says to the ‘unethical’ demand from the director of the Telecom company, he somewhat said an alternative of “No fucking way". Notably, Krenzel mentions “legal said the request was fine – none of it violated the user ToS".
He goes on to say that Twitter had just got out of a huge layoff and mass exodus and did not bother to touch Krenzel's team of engineers following the incident. “I had done what I could, but Twitter was no longer a place to do good work. I decided to join the exodus and would pull any levers to kill this on my way out.", he said.
He let Jack Dorsey know about it via an email tow hich Dprsey had replied, "“Let me look into that and make sure there isn’t a misunderstanding. It doesn’t seem right. We wouldn’t want to do that". Steve tells his readers that the project was canned after all.
Krenzel on Elon Musk Twitter
Citing the recent scenario at the Twitter Headquarters and the global workforce, Krenzel said, “I don’t know if this mindset will hold true with the new owner of Twitter though. I would assume Elon will do far worse things with the data."
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